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The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work

The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work (New)

by Foxwood, Orion

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781578635085, 157863508X

Price: $19.95

Description

Learn the ways of magic and healing from the living, oral tradition of Appalachian Conjure in The Candle and the Crossroads. Orion Foxwood offers a primer on the real magic and techniques of Southern root magic, knowledge he learned first-hand growing up in rural Appalachia.

Foxwood explains magical techniques including:

  • Spirit Sight.
  • Working by the Signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility of humans and animals, orcharding).
  • Conjuring.
  • Faith Healing.
  • Settling the Light (candle magic).
  • Doctoring the Root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts -- bones, claws, fur, etc. for magic or the clearing, cleansing, and blessing of the spirit of a person, also known as his or her root).
  • Praying or Dreaming True (Blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming).
  • Blessing or Cursing.
The Candle and the Crossroads shows how to create magic in todays world with the old ways and traditions of Appalachia.

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